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for one more suspect, a 17-year-old with a teardrop tattoo under his left eye. it appears superstorm sandy took a bite out of metro's already lagging ridership. a report says the storm helped reduce ridership by nearly 10% in october. the transit agency lost nearly 2.5 million trips when it was shut down nearly two days. it lost $13 million in revenue. ridership is already down 5% before sandy hit the d.c. area in late october. excitement is building for sunday's cowboys and redskins game. to there's no denying that. fedex field will be packed and you can expect huge crowds at bars and restaurants and anywhere the game will be on tv. john gonzalez is at fedex field. i've seen pictures in the past on facebook of you. you've been at a lot of games. will you be at this one? >> i will try. it is a late game especially for us. it's the hottest ticket of the year in the d.c. area. the last time the redskins were in the playoffs was in 2006. that's part of the reason why this game was moved to a prime- time hour on national television. this is the big one. i can tell you, fans are really excited.
, sending prices sky high. who can forget superstorm sandy? neighborhoods along the northeast swept away, millions without power and damages as high as 50- billion dollars, raising lots of questions about u-s infrastructure and whether we should be spending some money to fix it. number five-- china. is china slowing or is china leading the world? we do know that china will be the biggest economy in the world by 20-20, for sure by 20-30. china also getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign, probably because it's pretty clear it's both a competitor and a partner. number four-- europe. the european union was fractured by too much debt and the austerity plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. number three-- the housing market finally, finally bottomed out. the combination of low home prices and continued record low mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. investors began buying entire neighborhoods. but first-time buyers were also able to get a home of their own for the first time in years, as long as they had a hefty down payment. number two-- the ele
the super sto sup superstorm sandy. nicholas mcdonald and george pennington, thank you for coming in to see us. you guys are members of two bands, but you go to the same high school, right? >> yes. >> you live in tampa, florida, more than 1,100 miles away from the destruction here. what is it about what you saw on television and those images that made you want to help? >> mainly it was being from florida, we know all the issues that could happen with hurricanes. after seeing people losing their homes, i know how they feel about having all that heavy rain, all the storms going on. it's scary stuff. we were always the ones who get targeted. we wanted to help out this time. >> so what did you do? you talked to each other? you decided let's put on a concert, george? >> we knew something had to be done. so we worked together, came up with a plan, how to get it started. worked with the head master at our school to put up something, put up flyers around the school. talked to our friends. >> what was the reaction you got? >> it went really well. we got a lot of people coming out. everyone was so wi
extra funding for superstorm sandy. they deal with working on the wireless surveillance from the bush era, reauthorizing that. the senate floor is active with a the lot of other things they have to get done. the house will come back on sunday and be in session on sunday. they were told to be prepared to go through january 2nd when their term ends. there are a lot of members who aren't coming back in january. there will be that transition. when you walk around here, mike, you have boxes in hallways, office chairs in the hallway. people are moving, so there are members who don't have an office anymore but here to vote to wait on whatever might happen. it's a time of transition. we were looking back. for a lame duck to be back between christmas and new year's, it hasn't happened since nixon was in office. sometimes they come back when it's not an end of term year, but that's a long time. it gives you an idea how unusual it is to spend the holidays right here at capitol hill. >> kelly o'donnell, thanks as always. we appreciate it. >> you bet. >> it's the chairs in the hallway of the depar
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